This week, I asked my friend Dennis Schiraldi to share with you some news about DOYO Live, Youngstown’s digital marketing and interactive design conference.
Schiraldi is the founder of DOYO Live, and although the next conference isn’t until Aug. 3, our group is hard at work planning another action-packed program.
DOYO Live is excited to announce the yearlong sponsorship partners in our benefactors program.
Throughout the year, you’ll hear from these digital marketing and interactive design businesses as part of our content marketing strategy at doyolive.com. We’re hosting monthly webinars on a variety of professional development topics in marketing, business, sales and design professionals.
In addition, you’ll hear from our benefactors in our blog, weekly email, social media, workshops and ongoing marketing consultation. And, of course, you’ll hear from them at DOYO Live in August.
If you’d like to present or run a workshop, sign up to speak at DOYO Live today. Our call for speakers is open until Dec. 31. We’ll make selections and announcements in early 2017.
If you’re planning ahead, DOYO Live tickets are available to our opt-in email list subscribers and attendees from last year for $100 until Dec. 31 (you save $125 over full ticket prices).
DOYO Live Benefactors
Valley Digital Services is a cooperative effort of 21 WFMJ-TV and The Vindicator. As a family-owned and operated local company, they’ve helped local businesses for decades in the Valley by reaching local customers. They offer a full suite of digital marketing options such as website design, search engine optimization, social media and reputation management, and targeted online advertising campaigns, including social media advertising.
JuggerBot3D offers a high-quality, cost effective 3-D printer for manufacturers. Their top-notch quality 3-D printers coupled with patented technology makes this start-up an important player in additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping. JuggerBot3D is a Youngstown Business Incubator portfolio company. CEO and founder Dan Fernback is a local engineer who graduated from Boardman High School and YSU.
Sokitnop Design. Mike Pontikos, owner of Sokitnop Design, is the creative director of DOYO Live. In addition to providing us with his expertise on branding and design, he’s a marketing instructor at YSU. Pontikos is helping to mold college students into professional marketers. He plans an event for YSU Ads Club students and marketing majors, known as the Ads Summit.
R. Kashmiry & Associates provides health benefit plans to individuals, as well as small and large group health insurance plans. They are well-respected leaders in the benefit design industry, working with state associations and groups, as well as providing services to over 1,000 out-of-state clients. Ray Kashmiry is a longtime business owner in Youngstown, with a strong commitment to the Valley.
~ Dennis Schiraldi is the founder of DOYO Live and a social media instructor at YSU. Look for more information on DOYO Live at doyolive.com and in this column.
Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt is associate professor and chair of the department of communication at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, USA. He researches and writes about social media and technology, sports and fans.